Donny Shimamoto to be Featured Presenter at the 2016 AGN North American Regional Meeting

May 19, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
May 19, 2016 - Donny Shimamoto will be presenting two sessions at the 2016 AGN North American Regional Meeting on May 24th in San Diego, California. The annual AGN NARM is an engaging, thought provoking, three-day event offering multiple opportunities for learning and networking with industry leaders, exchanging ideas with accounting peers, and discovering new ways to help business clients thrive. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from leaders in Audit & Accounting, Not-For-Profit, Business Valuations/Litigation Support, Human Resources, IT, and Practice Management.

Donny's first session is titled A Systematic Approach to IT Budgeting, which is aimed at teaching attendees how to properly create an IT budget for analysis of IT spend and initiatives. An organization's IT budget is a valuable management tool and can support management decision-making if executed properly. Donny will demonstrate how a detailed IT budget can support better cash flow and financial management; How to segregate mandatory from discretionary IT spend for organizational agility; and Switching the IT paradigm from cost to investment and tying to organizational strategy.

The second session that Donny will be presenting at the AGN NARM is IT Risk Management. When conducting an audit or performing an internal risk assessment, IT is an area that is always fraught with risks. Attend this workshop to learn how to: (1) obtain an understanding of the IT environment, (2) dissect the components of IT systems and their supporting networks, and (3) assess the risk of the various components. This interactive session includes exercises in understanding the IT environment, risk brainstorming techniques, and performance of a simple IT risk assessment using a case study.

Donny is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee. He has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations. He was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013, a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012-2016, received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009, and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.

About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a specialized CPA firm dedicated to helping small businesses and middle market organizations leverage strategic technologies, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader in the Accounting Technology performance management fields. He is dedicated to helping accountants and small businesses become more efficient using the most innovative tools and systems available to generate higher profits. For more information, visit where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a technical CPA.

About IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. With expertise in right-sizing enterprise processes and leveraging cost-effective enterprise technologies that enables small and mid-sized organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK is focused on providing executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and knowledge management consulting services. Visit for more information.

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